Download the September Newsletter
Zoom link for access to tonight's 7:00 class.
Watch last week's class by clicking the video below.
Adult Education
Pathways Toward a Better Christian Witness on Race
Part 2 - Tonight from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom

Tonight we are fortunate to again be joined by Dr. Vincent Bacote, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, for part two of this Adult Education series. Dr. Bacote helps us explore how our central beliefs lead us toward a love of God and neighbor, particularly on the lingering questions of race. You can log on to Zoom here
Kids Ministry Kickoff!

Sunday School videos are now available on multiple platforms for preschool and elementary ages.

"Kids Together," our new midweek, in-person program starts tonight, and is held outdoors on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Youth families, thank you for your survey responses!
GENESIS Middle School Gathering
Today, September 16 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Middle School Students are invited to join us today, Wednesday, September 16, for our first outdoor, in-person midweek program from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We will spend time in large and small groups (socially distanced) with fun activities that center around the Sunday Experience video, followed by a time of interactive games. 
WF High School Gathering
This Sunday, September 20 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Our first WF Gathering of the season will be held this Sunday, September 20 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. High School students are invited to join us for this outdoor, in-person fall program on the church lawn. Our time together will remind students how much God loves them during these difficult times. 

Contact us if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to welcoming 9th grade students to WF and reconnecting with everyone!
September Sermon Series
A New Normal: Finding New Rhythms of Life 
Sundays through September 27
8:30 a.m. Outdoor Worship; 10:00 a.m. Livestream Worship

"A New Normal" reminds us that God is with us in the disorienting, culture-shifting situations we find ourselves in, whether because of a global pandemic, a new life stage by choice, or a sudden change by chance. Despite the obvious challenges, how do we find new rhythms in our spiritual lives? We will encounter Old Testament prophets and personalities and see how their stories relate to ours. In less familiar books of the Bible, we will recall familiar and life-shaping biblical truths. Watch part one from last Sunday here.
Church on the Lawn

The 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning outdoor service continues on a weekly basis, weather permitting, in addition to the 10:00 a.m. Livestream Worship.

  • Please wear a mask 
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet
  • Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket
  • Enjoy livestream worship at home if you are sick
  • The service takes place on the lawn beside the Church Office/Parish House
  • If you'd like to experience the service as a "drive-in," you're welcome to stay in your parked car along Jefferson St. or N. Carlton St. 

Feel free to invite a friend or neighbor. We're looking forward to seeing those who are able to gather in person on Sunday!

Welcome Preschoolers!

First Pres Preschool is happy to welcome our preschoolers back to in-person learning this fall. With face masks on and temperatures checked at the door, the staff and students are excited to be together playing and learning in our 53rd year of early childhood education.

Interested in Membership or Learning More?
Connect Class for New Members

Sunday, September 27
11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Would you like to explore First Pres a little deeper? Our Connect Class will start up soon and we would love to share our mission and tell you about our congregation. Whether you are new to our church, attending livestream worship, exploring faith, or want to become a member, our Connect Class is an ideal place of learning. To register, call or email the church office at 630-668-5147.

Christmas Sharing - December 11 & 12

The Christmas Sharing Executive Board met virtually in early August to discuss options for this year's Christmas Sharing event, scheduled for December 11 and 12. This year is especially challenging, and we ask for your prayers that we might have wisdom in our planning. We are currently working on the details about what Christmas Sharing will look like for 2020, and we will keep in touch and share details as we are able.

Please know we will not be hosting the event inside our church facility as in past years and cannot accept physical donations of personal items. If you are able to help, there will be a strong financial need as we get closer to the Christmas Sharing dates.
 
Thank you for your abundant compassion for our District 200 neighbors in need!



First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton firstpreswheaton.org
Phone 630-668-5147